[VIDEO] City fire marshal, Newberry inspect houses around campus to address ‘significant safety issues’

Lexington Fire Marshal James Branham spoke at a press conference with Mayor Jim Newberry, right, addressing safety fire code violations at houses around the campus in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt

By Laura Clark During the last two weeks, the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services inspected random houses in residential neighborhoods around campus, Mayor Jim Newberry said at a news conference on Friday. The inspections were part of National Fire Prevention Week and provided a “real example of how important (Fire Week) is,” Newberry […]

Mayor to discuss fire safety violations in housing near campus

Mayor Jim Newberry will hold a press conference Friday at 2 p.m. at the downtown Government Building to discuss fire safety violations in housing near UK’s campus.  Fire and police representatives will also be at the meeting. The conference will be held in the 12th Floor of the Mayor’s Office in the Government Building on […]

And they’re off: Keeneland begins fall meet

Jockeys warm up their horses on the race track at Keeneland on Thursday morning.  Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

If class attendance seems a little low toward the end of the week, it’s probably not because of an outbreak of H1N1. Keeneland begins its fall meet Friday with opening day festivities. The historic track is planning a trip back to its roots with Swinging at Sunset, an event featuring the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, […]

UK students earn honors in Miss Lexington pageant

UK music performance junior Megan Lineberry was crowned 2009 Miss Lexington on Oct. 3.  Her love of playing violin in front of an audience kept her involved with pageantry since high school.  Portrait by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

By Lauren Forsythe As the oldest standing Miss Kentucky preliminary pageant in the state, Miss Lexington is considered to be the second most prestigious title one can receive in the world of Kentucky pageantry — only topped by the state title itself. On Oct. 3, the Miss Lexington pageant celebrated its 50th anniversary, and participants, […]

‘Greatest generation’ shares stories with ROTC

By Cambron Wright William Creech, a fighter pilot of the 528 Fighter Squadron, told the UK Air Force ROTC cadets to maintain their character. “Without integrity, you will never have command,” he said. “Never forget that.” Creech was one of five pilots who came to speak in the White Hall Classroom Building on Thursday to […]

Television weight loss contestant encourages statewide activity

By Laura Clark Losing never looked so rewarding. Mark Kruger, a finalist in NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be sharing stories of his 129-pound weight loss and the show in the White Hall Classroom Building on Friday. In 2007, the show’s fifth season, the contestants were judged in pairs for the first time. Casting associates […]

UK improves sustainability in ‘subjective’ report

By Katie Perkowski UK is just above average in sustainability. The university scored a B- on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from last year when UK received a C. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, said four things caused the university to score higher than last year. The adoption of a […]